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I have them - here's what I did... (archive)

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Posted by Doug on January 16, 2002 at 10:12:21:

In Reply to: Installing E36 Vador Seats in E30/M3 posted by Jonathan on January 15, 2002 at 13:03:36:

My Vader seats came with the stock rails for the E36 set up. I thought about having custom rails made but decided against it after seeing a friends Sparco seat installation. He had to drill a couple of holes through the floor on each side to secure the rails, so I went that route on mine with the stock E36 rails. It was very easy though you have to be sure not to drill through the break lines on the drivers side (obviously) and make sure the seats are lined up straight before you drill. Also, my carpet was not in the car at the time and I believe you could just peal it back (may not be necessary but helps). I actually used one of the original mounting points (attached bolt) on each seat's installation and drilled three holes each side. The holes that are left from removing the original seats are sealed up by the original bolts so that no rain water splashes up through the floor. I secured the new seats with big, strong bolts and lock washers. There may be a better way of doing it, I don't know - but this is the simplest, cheapest way. I am very pleased with my choice of seats and it didn't break the bank. Good Luck!!


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